Motion without Notice by Honourable Sam Siphiwo Mazosiwe on COPE

16 February 2011

Chairperson, I hereby give notice that on the next sitting day of the Council I shall move:

That the Council-
Notes the political dramatic soap opera and protracted political battle at Cope continues unabatedly between the two presidents of Cope, Mosiuoa Lekota and Mbhazima Shilowa; and

Further notes that Mosiuoa Lekota has since fired his co-founder and co-president, Mbhazima Shilowa, for mismanagement and won a court order barring him from Parliament and continuing his duties as a member of the fledgling party;

Acknowledges that, since the party`s leadership battles, many members and leaders of Cope have since rejoined the ANC; and

Takes this opportunity to call on all the other disillusioned members of Cope to come back to the ANC where they belong.